Quality of Pharmacy Health Services
The quality of pharmacy health services can only be assured by the presence of qualified and competent pharmacists. In developing countries, healthcare facilities are insufficient for providing good-quality health services to patients. Major reforms are needed to ensure quality improvement in pharmacy health service organizations. These reforms could take place with the support of visionary leadership, effective planning and utilization of resources, direct involvement of pharmacists in patient care activities, as well as interprofessional collaborative care. At present, developing countries encounter several obstacles in providing quality pharmacy services, and these obstacles need to be resolved. In the developing countries, the lack of government interest and commitment in the profession is a serious concern. This chapter will explore the status of quality of pharmacy healthcare services in the developing countries and discuss the supportive factors that ensure its quality. ? 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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